The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 3)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part feature story about veteran and Army spouse Christina Jackson-Davis. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Christina’s story. A Bachelor’s Degree & A Second Deployment While her husband deployed for to Iraq for the second time, Christina recovered from an emergency Caesarian section … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part feature story about veteran and Army spouse Christina Jackson-Davis. Read Part 1 of Christina’s story here. A Phone Call From Downrange In August, Christina received a phone call from a field hospital in Iraq: Her husband had been involved in an IED (Improvised … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 1)

Christina Jackson-Davis’s story was one of the most challenging for me to write, not just because she’s one of the more senior spouses (in terms of years tied to the military) who submitted her story to me, but because her story has so many inspiring moments. Welcome to Marrying the … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Alyson Schumacher (Part 1)

Today’s Inspired Spouse is Marine Corps wife who was living in New York City on 9/11, whose career hasn’t gone as planned, and who has learned a whole lot along the way. Alyson’s Story Alyson Schumacher is a self-professed Yankee. I’m a Yankee, through and through…born by accident in South … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday you met professional photographer and Marine Corps spouse Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt. I love Kaylah’s story not because she’s got a great attitude, but because she had the courage to walk down a nontraditional path; leaving a college degree program behind in order to pursue a photography certificate from the … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt (Part 1 of 2)

Today’s Inspired Spouse is professional photographer and Marine Corps spouse, Kaylah Lauré Summerfelt. Now, readers, I know some of you just rolled your eyes and thought, “Oh, whatever! Every military wife who picks up a camera and edits a crappy picture and has a Facebook page thinks she’s a photographer … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to the second half of our feature on Inspired Army Spouse, Mandy Costello. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here. Learning Curves & Over-Committment There’s much to be learned from the people who have succeeded before us. When I asked Mandy whether she’d do anything differently … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Mandy Costello (Part 1 of 2)

Mandy and I have known each other for a long time. In fact, I knew her and her husband when we were all just teenagers in high school in a small Missouri town. Nearly fifteen years later, I married into the Army, my husband deployed, and Mandy became one of … Continue reading

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